I’ve really enjoyed being a Miffy Mum this year. Both my kids love Miffy anyway but it’s helped inspire a few ideas that I might not have thought of otherwise. Keeping toddlers entertained can be tricky, especially before they can talk and tell you what they want to do. Of course, at nearly two years old my toddler has lots of ways of communicating with us, but her main messages seem to be ‘more crackers’ or ‘look at my shoes! I love my shoes!’ rather than ‘hey mummy, lets do some activities for toddlers to improve my fine motor skills that are also super cute too’. Thankfully on some occasions I manage to fill in the blanks for her so while we spent a morning alone I set up this sweet Miffy activity for her to do!
We are all struck down with Man Flu this week, so today while my son was at Playgroup and my daughter was having a nap I thought I’d try and make a little craft to make them smile. We’ve been reading Miffy in The Garden and both my kids love to garden too (or in my youngest’s case, eat dirt). But with the weather today? No thanks. I thought this Miffy small world would give them the chance to ‘play gardening’ inside and hurray because they loved it!
Did you know that this year is Miffy’s 60th birthday? She looks pretty good for it right?! Miffy is a firm favourite at our house with both my son and my daughter loving the stories by Dick Bruna. I was really happy to be asked by the people at Miffy if I’d like to help Miffy celebrate her birthday by being a Miffy Mum and sharing some cool Miffy stuff this year, they had me at the title alone! I’m starting my Miffy Mums posts by sharing these gorgeous free Miffy colouring pages which I know kids are going to love colouring in!
This week on the Crafts on Sea Facebook page I started 6 Stories for Summer, kicking off with Miffy at the Seaside. Each week I’m sharing a great kids story, with a craft or activity related to it being shared each week day. At the end of the week you get a lovely round up over here in case you missed any of them or you want to pin it for later – cool huh? I’ve added a few more of my favourite crafts and activities that are Miffy or seaside related too plus some fun sea crafts for kids as they were too good to leave out. So here we go with Miffy at the Seaside!
This week on my Facebook page I’ve been sharing crafts and activities linked to the story Miffy at the Seaside as part of my 6 Stories For Summer series. We love sea crafts for kids and I’ve been so inspired by the great ideas out there that I thought it would be nice for me and The Toddler to try our hand at a new craft of our own and so we made this seaside sensory bottle.
As soon as I managed to get his sister to rest I got our supplies ready.